Sub-inspector kills self on police station premises in Telangana

Sub-inspector kills self on police station premises in Telangana

A 27-year-old sub-inspector today allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in his head on the premises of Kerameri police station in Adilabad district of Telangana, police said.

In a suicide note found at the spot, purportedly written by him, the deceased K Sridhar stated that he was under depression for last one year.

Sridhar suffered head injuries after he allegedly shot himself on his temple with his service weapon at around 8.30 AM in his residential quarters on the police station premises, a senior police officer told PTI.

Eye witnesses rushed Sridhar to a hospital in Asifabad where doctors declared him brought dead, the officer said, adding the "SI went into coma soon after shooting himself."

A suicide note was found from the scene in which Sridhar purportedly wrote that he was under depression for over past one year, the officer said, while refusing to elaborate on the likely cause behind depression.

"It is prima-facie a case of suicide. We are further investigating. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident. He shot one bullet," he said.

Sridhar, a native of Sircilla mandal in Karimnagar district of Telangana, had joined as a regular SI with Kerameri police station just two days back after serving as a trainee for last few months.

A case under section 174 CrPc has been registered and further probe is on. The suicide by Sridhar is second such incident involving a sub-inspector this month.

On August 17, sub-inspector V Ramakrishan Reddy (45) attached to Kukunoorpalli police station in Medak district had shot himself with his service weapon allegedly over harassment by some of his senior police officers.

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